Subject: Flats In High Raise Apartments to be covered by BWSSB
under Tariff 36(I)
As of now BWSSB has clubbed the subject flats under bulk consumers
and is charging them under Tariff clause 36(IA) as under.
(A) At a flat rate of Rs.22 per Kilo Liter consumption of water
(B) Sanitary amount at the rate of Rs. 100 / flat or 25% of water
consumption charges whichever is more.
(C) Additional sanitary charges of Rs.100 / flat towards
supplementing of water supply from Bore wells and other
By the above act great injustice has been done to domestic
residential flat owners by BWSSB in the matter of water and
sanitary tariff. This is most unfair and unreasonable. It needs to
be removed/ undone at the earliest. The resolution to the problem
lies in shifting these consumers from Tariff clause 36(IA) and
covering them under36(I). In this direction the following
suggestions could be considered. The points below justify this
So long as the Flats in these Apartments, are used for residential
purposes, have garden area less than 40% of site area on which
Apartment is built and have domestic water and sewerage connections
supplemented by water supply form Bore wells and other sources the
following hold good.
1. According to rational thinking bulk consumers are those who as
single entity like industries, BIAL, Transport corporation, private
hospitals etc who consume water beyond certain limit/month. Merely
because of the reason that an Apartment contains a number of
residential flats, it cannot be categorized as bulk consumer. If it
is in order residential houses in a colony or in a layout should
also be grouped as bulk consumer.
2.As a matter of fact Flat owners in high raise Apartments, by
going in for a single connection one for water and the other for
sewerage in a combined manner in the name of the Apartment, have
done a great favor to BWSSB. Otherwise BWSSB would have been
required to provide as many connecti